United Colors of Judaica. ‮אליהו אריק בוקובזה. מבט על זהות יהודית מפוצלת‬‎ Eliahou Eric Bokobza. Multiple Jewish Identities: A New Perspective

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Author & Curator

Smadar Sheffi.


Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015. 141 pp., illustrations: 99 col., 30.8 × 24.6 cm. Hebrew and English.




Beit Hatfutsot—The Museum of the Jewish People (17 July 2015–2 February 2016)


A solo exhibition that presented Eliahou Bokobza’s exploration of the complexity of Jewish identity from ethnic, religious and cultural aspects. The show revolved around three main themes, La Famiglia—a Seder or Shabbat table representing national festivals and personal dramas, alongside three family trees; Holidays—a series of drawings depicting Jewish festivals; and a series of drawings depicting milestone events in the life of a Jewish male. Jewish ceremonial objects from different periods, demonstrating an additional link to the Jewish past, were displayed alongside the paintings in the Holidays and Life cycle sections, and as part of the Famiglia table display. Central essay by Smadar Sheffi. Individual texts discuss the Jewish holidays and life cycle events, with images from Bokobza’s oeuvre alternating with those of traditional ceremonial objects. Most of the Judaica objects came from the Gross Family Collection. Basic captions. No itemized listing.

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